Category Archives: Geek Stuff

Working around serde_json bug #464 (serializing pre-epoch mtimes)

You may not know this, but Rust’s serde serialization/deserialization library can panic if you happen to feed it a file modification time prior to the UNIX epoch. I discovered this…You may not know this, but Rust’s serde serialization/deserialization library can … Continue reading

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Why you should ALWAYS practice defensive programming

Take a look at this Rust snippet for a moment and tell me whether you can find the reason it’s not safe to run. After all, Rust is a language…Take a look at this Rust snippet for a moment and … Continue reading

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How to Hide Firefox’s New “Saved to Library” Confirmation Popup

…and another quick userChrome.css hack, since I wasn’t able to use the Browser Toolbox to figure it out and had to be told on Bugzilla… Removing the “Saved to Library!”……and another quick userChrome.css hack, since I wasn’t able to use … Continue reading

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How to Remove The Thumbnail in Firefox’s Bookmark Popup

I run Firefox Developer Edition and, a couple of days ago, they announced a rather head-scratching feature which I received today: In the popup from the bookmarking star, they’ve added…I run Firefox Developer Edition and, a couple of days ago, … Continue reading

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A Blueprint for Creating FLOSS-Safe Replacements for BWCC.DLL Stock Icons

TL;DR: Here’s a detailed description that should be sufficient to design knock-offs of the most iconic of Borland OWL’s stock icons for use Windows 3.1 hobby projects intended to be…TL;DR: Here’s a detailed description that should be sufficient to design … Continue reading

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An Improved QPlainTextEdit for PyQt5

TL;DR: Code here One of the projects I’ve been working on recently is a proper replacement for the hacky way I handle desktop notes and “scratch paper”. (Abusing Leafpad windows…TL;DR: Code here One of the projects I’ve been working on … Continue reading

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A Musical Sampling of Subcultures With Feels All Their Own

There are various subcultures I’ve dipped my toes into, but not all are created equal. Some have that “wherever you go, there you are” feel about them (eg. the otherwise…There are various subcultures I’ve dipped my toes into, but not … Continue reading

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